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CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 9:00am EST
with a number of leading economist and political scholars on the economy, national security and so-called fiscal cliff. economists for peace and security and the new america foundation's economic growth program are hosting this panel discussion. this is expected to last to go to early this afternoon. this is live coverage on c-spa c-span2. >> questions of military security, national security, economic security, social security, with the broad questions that we have all been grappling with four, intensely for the last four or five years. we are, strictly speaking, a professional organization. we are not an advocacy or lobbying group. we gather together, professionals working on these questions represent only themselves, and who had the advantage i believe of being able to speak to you with clarity and conviction. eps is also a membership organization. our website is www.eps u.s.a..org. and i would invite all of you who are here and all who may be watching to visit the website. and if you share the goals and objectives of the organization to join us, or to lend us your support. we have a great adv
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 9:00am EST
of the fundamental question of the internet economy. >> right, it certainly is and again, no one, even in the children, even in the copa context where we proposed before you collect information online from children you have to get parental consent, we don't think, i mean that doesn't stop advertisements for children. it only stops particularly types of information and advertising it back and monetizing that information and soling it to third parties and using it to advertise to children. all it doesn't say you can't collect certain types of information. that is our proposal. we are taking comments. we haven't made up our mind precisely where we're going to go. >> let's sort of talk broadly about a concept of unfairness. so the ftc has a mandate of enforcing deceptive and unfair practices right? >> right. >> traditionally you erred on the side of deceptive. >> well, you know, if you make a commitment to anyone in this room we will in the privacy content we will protect your data and you don't honor that commitment that is deceptive practice. that is an easy thing to understand conceptua
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 12:00pm EST
the economy stronger white a set of commitments to finance, a high level of public investments in infrastructure and education and a lot of bipartisan support for that. i think there's a lot of support for doing the obvious things you have to do. you have to pass an extension tax of the amt is very important to do. you listen carefully there's a lot of support for trying to make real progress on the long-term fiscal soundness. there's a lot of benefit in doing that for the economy. how you do that is important. so i think this is a solvable problem and we want to do as much as we can to take an advantage of this opportunity to make some progress in each of those fronts. >> there's one thing about which they're doesn't appear to be a lot of agreement and that is should the bush tax cuts on the overt and hundred 50,000 crowd be extended or should taxes be raised? >> i heard jay carney an hour or so ago say the president will not agree to anything that extends the tax cuts on the upper brackets. that sounds like a line in the sand; is it? >> i do think it's important to start by a
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 12:00pm EST
it is a slope, it is going to hurt the economy. it's not going to happen overnight, we're not going to go into a major recession overnight, but, you know, the democrats clearly don't want to sacrifice unemployed workers and, you know, and the economy as a whole to, you know -- and so that's where they're vulnerable. and this is hypersimplified. i mean, i don't even -- you know, the tax increase is not just a bush tax cut, but it's a payroll tax cut, and unemployment is another big factor there, the extended unemployment. so the, you know, sort of a point -- okay. well, okay, i'm going to skip ahead, but just a couple of points to be made here. you know, economists are all glad that now -- or keynesians are glad that there's an implicit, you know, that the whole discussion around the fiscal cliff implies that you're a keynesian, that you really believe the economy's going to go south if you, if you close the deficit even though it's not usually stated in those words. you know, a couple of details are, you know, yes, generally speaking all else equal you reduce the deficit, you will have, y
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 9:00am EST
's why we have these two guys to start today. i me, one of great at winners of the american economy, steve case, who not only has such an impact with aol, but now with revolution is funding and helping to develop a whole range of companies with a variety of industries. meanwhile, but in the washington area has gotten incredibly involved in trying to help the u.s. government think more intelligently about competitiveness and entrepreneurship in particular. josh linkner, a local store here who runs detroit venture partners as an sure many of you know, it's are from detroit you certainly know that, a supporter of this event which were very grateful for, and i think it's symbolic of incredible new energy that is developing in detroit and i should also say that josh created a company called, in 1999 here in detroit, operating all this time. two weeks ago it sold for a nice exit. here's a story of a company, a local copy that came from here, when all the way and he's an real well with the. even vested in a ton of other companies. so i just want to start asking you, steve, you know, when i
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 5:00pm EST
an islamist problem per se. the other issues the economy is very important. we tend to look at the question and focus on the question of cheri and women's rights which is an important aspect but also the economy is very important. a lot of economic issues and social economic problems that are concealed in economic terms but are fundamentally questions of women's rights and women's empowerment and talking about the problem of the informal sector and a considerable portion of the population that have no labor protection. the biggest people hurting the most from this reality are actually women. it is not exclusively a question of what cheri at --sharia has to offer. whether they have to say about the question of women's rights which is important aspect but not the only aspect. >> their security sector reform mentioned, we could get into that. let's do tunisia and libya and may have some broader observations on this issue because you have been working on egypt and libya as well. or did you have any -- >> in tunisia the issue of women's rights is a large issue. certainly tunisian have prided th
CSPAN
Nov 13, 2012 5:00pm EST
game and more than half of us fish. outdoor recreation economy across this country contributed some $646 million in direct spending to this u.s. economy. fishing and00ing is not just recreation, it is a critical part of our economy. in montana, hunting and fishing alone brings $1 billion a year to our economy. nearly as much as the state's cattle industry. it drives and sustained jobs, and with hunting season in full swing and thousands of montanaians hunting in the back country over the thanksgiving weekend, this bill is as timely as ever. mr. president, the sports men's act of 2012 is balanced, bipartisan, and widely supported. it is also fiscally responsible. the bill has no cost. mr. president, before the senate went out of session, we voted to move forward with this bill by a vote of 84-7. 84-7. it was a resounding approval to preserve some of our most productive habitat, to pass on the hunting tradition and to entrust them with the land and water we share. now it's time to get this bill across the finish line, to approve a bill with widespread support that preserves our outdoo
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 8:30am EST
are critical in order to get the economy growing again and people back to work. and i think that is the over -- it's certainly the number one domestic challenge. my point is it's always the number one national security challenge. why? because a healthy economy and a healthy balance sheet undergirds everything we do internationally. it funds our military, it gives strength to our diplomacy, it allows us to be an attractive trading partner which gives us economic influence. it undergirds everything we do overseas. but secondly, it also undergirds the power of the american idea. the american idea is political democracy and free markets makes for a stable situation in the long term but also makes for a prosperous society that is able to deliver on its people. that is really what america has stood for. and by our failure to resolve our own problems and get our economy growing and going again, we undermine the strength of the american idea internationally. and that's why countries are flirting with this notion of, well, maybe china has it right; state capitalism plus keeping your people in line. a
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 12:00pm EST
as a share of our economy just as our agriculture has declined as a share of our economy we are still will world's largest exporter i believe, but to get a number of jobs to stop declining and to start going up in a more sustainable way. >> i agree. >> i'm going to make a positive energy point and then ask questions. the point is when it comes to the actual destruction those are high paying jobs because we can't outsource them and so i think that is one area you are seeing the wages actually going up. having said that, do you worry that this is going to become a really divisive issue in your party because there is a leaning in the democratic party that is pretty and i fossil fuel and is not greeting the discovery of these new sources of fossil fuels, natural gas not so bad but some of the techniques for extracting it like fracking are not in environmentalists favorite thing so will you we start seeing some de tension and the people welcoming this as a source of jobs and economic growth and the environmental wing of the party that says no we want to get away from fossil fuel. >> i don'
CSPAN
Nov 14, 2012 5:00pm EST
care of the middle class and have the richest of the rich contributed little bit to helping our economy and the majority of the people who are fortunate and made a lot of money are willing to do this. democrats, independents and republicans support the direction of the president regarding this fiscal cliff issue. thanks, everybody. [inaudible conversations] [inaudible conversations] >> well, good afternoon, everyone. welcome back. the american people have spoken. a week ago they decided in many ways to continue the status quo with divided government. we have a lot of his challenges confronting us here at the end of the cycle, but i would remind everyone that divided government sometimes has some very important things for the country. and of ronald reagan and tip o'neill reforming social security. ronald reagan and tip oatmeal during the last comprehensive tax reform. bill clinton and republican congress with welfare reform and balanced in the budget. so we look forward to making this divided government productive for the american people and the several wellness we have a lot of challeng
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 9:00am EST
in the economy. not the state of the economy. not the number of unemployment at how we've been improving over the are, and incumbents usually accounts or something. if you look at this election you can say a little bit of growth matters. a president who was sort of in the middle, 48, 49% job approval rating for much of this year, and about 1.5% growth, we add that with an income, you probably get a winner of 3% and that's what many of the models looked like. a lot of people thought boy, the economy is so bad, a modest change in the economy was what many political scientists predicted would be helpful to the president, not hurting them. three, what's one thing was really wrong about our analysis of the election? here i'm going to take our focus on ohio. i think we people watched the election night and said well, when ohio was called that's when we knew president obama was president. but there was an interesting light on ohio that went on for quite a while, and that was the polls looked much better for mitt romney at the national level before the hurricane really good mitt romney had some narro
CSPAN
Nov 8, 2012 12:00pm EST
it comes to the economy, they think that's the way is to give their friends more money and hope they do well by you. you don't believe that they are not running for you. latinos come about with the immigration issue was about. you want to be part of the american dream they won't even pass the dream act. they are not running for you. does anyone have a question as to why those series of arguments and that series of consistency that ties and interweaves into a mirage that makes sense? why 21% of americans who think that caring about people like them as the most important feature in the national leader why they would select the person that was making that argument against the person ever to be running to them. as much as a character of romney and as much as that is a caricature of republicans, a character only works if they make sense in light of the person being caricatured. yes said, propagandize itself has to have a kernel of truth at its core so what republicans need to do is to get your hard look at ourselves. republicans need to ask if that is how a fifth of americans overwhelmingly
CSPAN
Nov 12, 2012 5:00pm EST
in this economy is at high risk of homelessness so our prevention effort here is to make sure youngsters get into school, stay in school and graduate and have an opportunity to go on and work. a housing mortgage program last year about 90,000 veteran mortgage owners who had defaulted on their home loans were able to defer roughly 75% of them to be effected from their homes and that is with the va financial counsel helping them get control of their finances and monthly payments, extending the payment period but the return to us is we are able to ensure stability and that we will deal with these veterans as homeless veterans otherwise, and the records indicate it's about three and a half times that for veterans that are not homeless, so there is an important aspect of this and why all i say that we were able to save 75% there's still 25% we did not save coming and we have got to just do better at it. >> thank you mr. secretary. >> mr. johnson? >> thank you, mr. chairman. and both of you, general shinseki and secretary panetta, i've come to respect greatly both of your commitments and your hear
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 12:00pm EST
about the economy and reducing the deficit. live coverage for you on our cam pan yonnet work c-span at 1:05 eastern today. >> if there is a mandate in yesterday's results there is mandate for to us find a way to work together on the solutions on the challenges we all face as a nation. my message is not juan of confrontation but one of conviction. in the weeks and months ahead we face a serious of tremendous challenges and great opportunity. >> the american people want us to work together. republicans want us to work together. democrats want us to work together. they want a balanced approach to everything but especially this situation that we have dealing with the huge deficit and taxes that are part of that. >> the newly-elected congress starts work in january but the current congress still has work to do through the end of the year what is typically referred to as a lame-duck session. work is expected on the impending fiscal cliff including expiration of bush-era tax cuts, federal deficit, raising the debt ceiling and by how much and planned cuts to domestic and military spending known
CSPAN
Nov 9, 2012 5:00pm EST
sense as a part of society along with the rule of law and stable economy and thriving business, eight parts society. >> i have an answer that is quite controversial that doesn't have to do with the military perce but has to do with the policy on how much u.s. controlled the development of medical devices and drugs and it has become so problematic that big pharma and medical technology developers are now going to other countries to do clinical trials and the work that is necessary to prove there are drugs and devices that work successfully in humans. this is a very backward way of promoting national security in the context of preventing people from disease and injury through advanced technology but it is important that our industry in the health sector is turning to other countries, that we maintain strong relations with those countries and make sure there is a handshake between our medical professionals and their medical professionals, the we are not just experimenting on their population. that is important unintended consequence of the current policy. >> if i could pile on the your q
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2012 5:00pm EST
to be successful. so it delayed the response which was put in place in order to minimize the damage to the economy and the citizens of the gulf of mexico. and we're still paying that price. it's unusual -- it's unusual for a case to be made against somebody for lying to congress. when something is serious as this as occurred and the damage 0 great to the people of the gulf of mexico it was imperative that criminal and civil action be taken against bp. >> reporter: nawblght. >> it is the largest fine in history. it still isn't the completion of the case because the civil fine could go as high as $21 billion. i'm very satisfied with the action and i'm also very happy that they are going to take this civil action all the way to court. so i would hoped at the end the number would be so large in combination that it would serve as a significant deterrent to any other oil company ever again engaging in the level of reckless behavior. >> reporter: [inaudible] [inaudible] >> good judgment holding them accountable. i'm sure he will use good judgment if he decides the settlement is appropriate. and i have no
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2012 12:00pm EST
, that our current fiscal path is unsustainable, and that we're either going to send the economy back into a recession -- unless we deal with the fiscal cliff and the sequester -- or the alternative is -- and being an optimist by nature, i think we have an opportunity to address some of our nation's most challenging fiscal issues. but the fact of the matter is this: you i can't -- i can't -o have someone tell me that i'm wrong. i would love to understand any reason they would disagree with this. but i would say, it should be stipulated by republicans and democrats alike that we cannot continue to run trillion-dollar annual deficits. we cannot continue to run the federal government borrowing 42 cents out of every dollar that the federal government spends. we can't do it. the only reason we could do it now is because interest rates are at historic lows, because of what's happening in europe, the american dollar is probably the only safe currency and safe harbor in the world now for people worried about protecting their savings. but we cannot continue along this path. and if, for exampl
CSPAN
Nov 15, 2012 9:00am EST
is to sock it to those who they define as rich. regardless of the impact on jobs or the broader economy. that's what motivates this crowd. they're not serious about tackling the nation's fiscal problems, and if we're serious about helping middle-class americans and helping this economy grow, their radical approach frankly should just be ignored. the other obstacle to success is a mindset that says the president of the united states is somehow a bit player in this whole thing, that he's just a bystander sitting around waiting on other people to act. this is the mind seth that thinks leadership consists in telling other people to -- quote -- "work it out" -- end quote while you continue to run a campaign to make sure they can't. this is really ludicrous. the only way -- i repeat, the only way -- we're going to solve this present crisis and get past the political stalemate is for the president himself to lead. just to illustrate the point, let me remind everyone of something that happened two years ago next month. just two years ago next month. because it says a lot about the power of presidenti
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